In cooperation with the Institute for Materials Testing (MPA), civil engineering student Daniel Betz investigated the compressive strength of existing masonry made of small-format artificial stones as part of his bachelor's thesis at Bremen University of Applied Sciences. He was awarded the Peter Wefing Prize for Technical Innovation for this work. The prize, which is awarded annually for outstanding final theses, is endowed with 2,000 euros.
Daniel Betz carried out an extensive test programme at the MPA to evaluate and further utilise existing masonry made of small-format artificial stones in a non-destructive manner. Prof. Dr. Ufermann-Wallmeier supervised the student research project as 2nd examiner and supported Daniel Betz during the experiments at the MPA.
On 18 November 2020, the award ceremony took place at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Environment at Bremen University of Applied Sciences in a small ceremony that was broadcast online for all students. The Peter Wefing Award was donated to the Bremen University of Applied Sciences by businessman Peter Wefing and has been awarded annually by a jury since 2001. It applies to outstanding Bachelor's and Master's theses from the courses of study in the Department of Building and Environment at Bremen University of Applied Sciences, which demonstrate particular competence in building culture, theory and design.
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